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June 13, 2019
127 Five Quick Tips for Understanding Focus Modes suggested by Sergio Burani
By Request, Rick and Larry Talk About Focus Modes. Thanks to Sergio Burani, this time the Five Quick Tips episode is about understanding focus modes and how to leverage focus functions to get the most out of your camera.
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12 min
June 10, 2019
126 Bob & Dawn Davis
They have had the privilege of covering celebrity weddings and speak at photography conferences/workshops around the world, but that's not what defines them. They are passionate about faith, their marriage, family and living their lives to the fullest. Bob & Dawn are blessed to have been given these talents and want to share them with the world. Website: www.bobanddawndavis.com For photographers: www.davisworkshops.com
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57 min
June 6, 2019
125 Five Quick Tips for Finding the Perfect Tripod
Solid tripod advice from Rick and Larry. Gear advice and quick, helpful insights are what the shorter Five Quick Tips episodes are all about. This time we talk tripods.
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13 min
June 3, 2019
124 Lauren Naylor talks nude photography from a female perspective and the importance of balancing creative vs paid projects
Lauren is a photographer & creative director that uses unique set design and cinematic motifs to create expressive visual stories. Lauren and Rick discuss the creativity involved in Lauren's work, and the delicate, sometimes headache-­inducing balance between creative and (mundane) paid work that's vital if you're a freelance photographer. They talk about capturing emotion vs getting the perfect technical shot, and the difference between tasteful nude photography and...not­-so­-tasteful. www.lnaylor.c
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45 min
May 31, 2019
123 Bonus Episode to Announce June 18 event
Adorama's Inspire Event in New York is on the way. There's a special event for photographers happening mid June and it's designed to Inspire photographers of every stripe. This BONUS episode gives you some insights to the event from some of the presenters themselves. Adorama.com/inspire
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14 min
May 30, 2019
122 Five Quick Tips for Buying the Right Camera Bag
Straight to the point, Rick and Larry talk insider tips for getting the right bag. The 5 Quick Tips episodes are designed to be shorter and right to the point. We cover things photographers want to know about and this time it's all about getting the right camera bag and there are bound to be some things you just haven't thought about.  Enjoy!
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12 min
May 27, 2019
121 Marina Barayeva of Marketing for Creatives Talks with Larry
Known worldwide for her Marketing for Creatives podcast, this Russian born resident of China talks photography, modeling, and marketing. Photographers have all kinds of backgrounds. Marina Barayeva is an international portrait photographer, speaker and a host of the Marketing for Creatives show. Marina is known authority in helping entrepreneurs become influencers in their niche. https://marinabarayeva.com/influencer
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43 min
May 23, 2019
120 Five Quick Tips for Shooting An Event That's On Stage
Shooting stage events from the audience can be challenging so here are Rick and Larry's 5 Quick Tips There are times when you go to a staged event, like a school play or a graduation ceremony, and you want to get all the best shots you can. We're not talking about event photographers or stage shooters. This is for family members in the audience. So enjoy this Quick Tips episode that gets right to the point.
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10 min
May 20, 2019
119 Steven Inglima and The Deliberate Photograph
Rick and Steve have a lively discussion peeling back the layers of what makes a photograph have value; how to identify what’s worth capturing, and the process of consistently crafting an image which communicates that worth. Workshop web page: https://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/item/the­deliberate­photograph/ Personal Web page: www.smiphotos.com
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55 min
May 16, 2019
118 Five Quick Tips for Keeping Lenses and Filters Clean
This 5 Quick Tips episode is thanks to John Balboni— Keeping lenses and filters clean is different than cleaning other kinds of glass, and there are things you might have never considered. Like the electronic contacts. When to clean the lenses. What to use. And some times you might want to try to make your lens dirty. Rick and Larry break all that down in this Quick episode.
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9 min
May 13, 2019
117 André Audet talks with Rick
André Audet is an emerging photographer living on Canada’s East Coast, shooting in various styles, with a passion for landscape and wildlife photography. He teaches photography classes and leads workshops in English and in French in his local area. Rick and André talk about creating your own luck, brush on social media and the importance of listening to feedback, and more. https://www.andreaudetphotography.com/
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46 min
May 9, 2019
116 Five Quick Tips for Going On A Photo Walk
Quick Learning and No Fluff - All about having a better photo walk experience. Photo walks aren't complicated, so you might not think there's much to planning for one. But you might be surprised. There are lots of things that can make your photo walk experience better and this time around, Rick and Larry hit on some smart advice for photo walkers of all kinds. And we do it Quick-Tips Style!
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11 min
May 6, 2019
115 - Richard Harker talks with Rick about Photography at the Poles
Richard Harker is a photography, Photoshop, Lightroom and iPhone expert – and a heck of a nice guy. He has spent 14 years as a photo coach on Abercrombie & Kent voyages around the world in both the Arctic and Antarctica, as well as in Japan on luxury ships. Rick and Richard discuss photographing from the deck of a large ship as well as from a zodiac. Rick and Richard cover the challenges of wildlife photograph and ice photography. RichardHarkerPhotography.com
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43 min
May 2, 2019
114 Five Quick Tips for Using Telephoto Zoom Lenses
The Second in Our Quick Tips series— Based on feedback from listeners Rick and Larry have decided to keep the interview episodes and "big topic" episodes, but also add some "Quick Tips" episodes that get to the point more quickly. This time we have 5 tips about Using Telephoto Zoom Lenses. Have a listen and then join the Facebook group and tell us what 5 Quick Tips you'd like to hear.
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8 min
April 29, 2019
113 Rick and His Fellow KelbyOne Instructor Glyn Dewis Talk About the Power of Photography
If you need some inspiration about growing as a photographer and want to get the inside scoop on how Glyn has grown – personally and professionally (which can help you) – you have come to the right place. This episode is for you! Rick also asks Glyn about: his latest book, how learning about lighting changed his photo life, and about his Westcott background. https://www.glyndewis.com
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41 min
April 25, 2019
112 — 5 Quick Tips - Using A Flash
New Series of Quick Tips starting with Flash— Based on feedback from listeners Rick and Larry have decided to keep the interview episodes and "big topic" episodes, but also add some "Quick Tips" episodes that get to the point more quickly. This time we're starting with 5 tips all about using flash more effectively. Have a listen and then join the Facebook group and tell us what 5 Quick Tips you'd like to hear.
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17 min
April 22, 2019
111 Rick Talks with Filmmaker, Cinematographer, Photographer, Author and more ­ Harun Mehedinovic
Back for round 2, accomplished photographer and filmmaker Harun Mehedinovic has a lot to share. In this episode, Harun gives us an update on all this projects, including a HBO project produced by Leonard DiCaprio. The documentary highlights the effects of methane gas on the environment and climate change – a topic close to Rick’s heart. For all our “gear head” listeners, Harun also talks about the Canon cameras and lenses he uses for his still photographs, videos and time­lapse sequences.
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58 min
April 15, 2019
110 Food & Beverage Photography Tips with Freddy Clark of Santé Food & Beverage Photography
While each type of photography is different, light is light and what you do with one style of photography can help you with all aspects of your photography. Rick sits down with Freddy Clark of Santé Food Photography to talk about tips on how to make your food photography look its best. Portfolio Site: santephoto.com
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44 min
April 8, 2019
109 Christine Moody - A Photographer Who Captures the Mood
Larry Interviews this exceptional portrait photographer Larry's friend and famous Hollywood photographer, Mike Kubeisy, introduced Larry to Christine at Photoshop World years ago and Larry has been following Christine's work ever since.  From beautiful portraits that seem to capture the soul of her subjects, to engaging and fun animal portraits, Christine is a true professional who has a warmth and glow in her work and her personality. https://www.trimoodphotography.com
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37 min
April 1, 2019
108 Joe Brady Landscape Photographer Talks Tech AND Inspiration
Rick and Joe touch on TTL vs Manual speedlite photography, but the main focus of this podcast is landscape photography. Joe offers his best tips and Rick offers his best advice ­ so in effect, this is a “Battle of the Landscape Photography Tips.” Rick’s best advice is, of course: It Depends.” Joe's best advice is to forget about shooting EXCLUSIVELY at the “golden hours.” Rather, shoot throughout the day to get great shots. https://www.joebradyphotography.com/
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50 min
March 25, 2019
107 Ibarionex Perello has a new book and gets interviewed by Rick
Ibarionex Perello like Rick has enjoyed a lengthy career in the photographic industry which includes his time at Nikon and his role as associate editor for Outdoor Photographer & Digital Photo Pro magazines. Ibarionex Perello is a photographer, writer, and podcaster with over 25 years in the photographic industry. He is the host and producer of the popular, The Candid Frame photography podcast. Website: http://www/ibarionex.net Podcast: http://www.thecandidframe.com
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56 min
March 18, 2019
106 Mike "Spike" Ince interview by Rick Sammon
Photographer and workshop leader Mike “Spike” Ince returns to our podcast for a detailed discuss of night sky photography, focus stacking and long exposures. You’ll learn a bunch in this episode – including how to take night sky pictures even when using a 600mm lens. Check out his blog (link below). You can also learn from this talented young dude in person during NANPA. — Links for more info from Spike: https://mikeince.com/about/ https://mikeince.com/focus-stacking-tutorial/
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41 min
March 11, 2019
105 How Photographers Can Save Money in 2019
Rick and Larry share a bunch of money saving tips and tricks for photographers. Photography is not an inexpensive hobby or vocation, so Rick and Larry dig in to help fellow shooters save money on all kinds of aspects of photography.
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45 min
March 4, 2019
104 Ron Clifford ­ Talks TEDx, Vision Boards & Adventures to unfold
Ron Shares with Rick how he learned embraced vision boards as something to give "faith toward action" and how Giving a TEDx talk on being the "Bipolar Photographer" became a reality. As always the conversations mixes inspiration, experience and the adventure of being a modern­ day photographer. Ron and Rick also talk about their shared love of both the Antarctic and Africa. The conversation is always inspiring when these two get together. https://www.ronclifford.com
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55 min
February 25, 2019
103 Julie Lee - An Interview by Rick Sammon
Best known for her close-up botanical photography, Julie Lee shares stories and insights with Rick. Rick and Julie discuss creative floral images, photo tours, camera clubs, and favorite mobile photography apps. Links: Website Portfolio: https://www.julieleephoto.com/ Photo Tours: https://www.julieleephoto.com/about.htm Instagram: @julieleeusa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JulieLeePhoto
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46 min
February 21, 2019
102 Justin Wojtczak - Wedding Photographer and Videographer
Larry talks with Justin about how adding simple video to his services has changed his business for the better. Justin Wojtczak is a wedding photographer and videographer based in Atlanta. He met Larry when Justin was teaching classes at Photoshop World and helping still shooters add simple video to their photography offerings. Of course that struck a cord with Larry and they've been friends ever since. 375photography.com
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40 min
February 18, 2019
101 Composition with Rick & Larry
Today Larry interviews Rick about composition and you're sure to hear some new insights you've never thought of before. Maybe you know the rule of thirds, but have you ever heard of the rule of odds? How about do it diagonally? Rick has a BUNCH of rules and guidance all about composition and when and how you might consider breaking the rules. Rick and Larry deep dive as fellow photographers, into the fun topic of things to consider so you can improve your composition skills.
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50 min
February 14, 2019
100 — Picturing Success turns 100 today!!
Rick Sammon & Larry Becker have reached episode 100 and today's a giveaway celebration Not only have Rick & Larry been doing a podcast for photographers with the best photographers in the world, they have both been learning along the way. Besides hundreds of dollars worth of giveaways, today's episode is Rick and Larry sharing some GREAT lessons they've learned from the first 99 episodes. FB Group: www.facebook.com/groups/PicturingSuccess Larry's FREE eBook: bit.ly/VideoRecipes
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42 min
February 11, 2019
099 Special Announcements
Rick and Larry cover some new announcements and updates for the podcast. Almost at episode 100, it's time to bring all our listeners up to speed with some cool developments and some things that are coming up. Visit PicturingSuccess.com for links to books we talked about: Disrupt Never Split the Difference Larry's eBook
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29 min
February 4, 2019
098 Margot Raggett - Founder of the Remembering Wildlife Project
Rick interviews Margo Raggett. In 2015 Margo founded the Remembering Wildlife project, a 'live-aid' moment for wildlife photographers coming together for a fund-raising book first on elephants entitled Remembering Elephants. This was followed by Remembering Rhinos and in October 2018, Remembering Great Apes will be published. She has partnered with the Born Free Foundation on all three books, which so far have raised more than £320,000 for conservation projects in Africa and Asia. rememberingwildlife.com
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35 min
January 31, 2019
097 BONUS Episode - Workshop Alert • St. Augustine Florida Birding and Photo Fest
April 24-28 is a special event for birding and photo enthusiasts This episode is a behind-the-scenes peek at an upcoming special event in north Florida where Rick and a host of others will be teaching and shooting. This BONUS episode of the Picturing Success podcast is all about that event and answers some questions if you're thinking about going. https://www.floridasbirdingandphotofest.com
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17 min
January 28, 2019
096 Kaylee Greer - Dog Photographer and TV Star Talks Business and Art
From her heartfelt dog rescue photos in the beginning to her new TV show, Kaylee Greer is setting new standards for dog photography. When photography is your passion, it CAN evolve into an amazing career, and Kaylee Greer is proof. She teaches dog photography for Kelby One, she has national clients in the pet marketplace, and she's even on NatGeo Wild with her show Pupparazzi!! You'll be inspired and educated as you listen to Larry's interview with his good friend Kaylee Greer. DogBreathPhoto.com
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59 min
January 21, 2019
095 Kristina Sherk - Master Retoucher, Photographer, Trainer and more
Providing behind-the-scenes information about the business side of photography isn't something a lot of people do. Kristina opens up about her photography business and how she markets her headshot and workshop offerings in the highly competitive Washington DC market. From the craft of photography to the business side of things, plan to learn from today's show. WashingtonDCHeadshots.com KristinaSherk.com SharkPixel.com
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40 min
January 20, 2019
094 Close Up & Macro (PLUS a contest)
Rick & Larry discuss tools and techniques for great close up and macro photography. Rick and Larry both have experience with various kinds of close up and macro photography, from Rick's books to Larry's training videos, there's a lot of information packed into this episode. You'll learn about lighting, handheld and studio shots, and all kinds of techniques for getting great big images of the smallest subjects out there. Platypod Contest Link: http://bit.ly/2CuCNiK
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35 min
January 14, 2019
093 Larry Talks with Rick About His Amazing A&K Antarctica Expedition
Find out what it’s like to be in Antarctica – and learn how to make images in Antarctica. In December, Rick once again journeyed to the bottom of the world with Abercrombie & Kent as a photo coach, along with A&K’s awesome photo coach Richard Harker, who has previously been on our podcast talking about his photography. Antarctica Gallery http://ricksammon.com/ak-antarctica/
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36 min
January 7, 2019
092 Laurence Wiener - A Photo Workshop Insight
ROAM founder Larry Wiener and world-traveller Rick talk travel photography workshops. Choosing the right travel photography workshop is not easy – because there are hundreds from which to choose. Larry and Rick cut to the case, making it easier for you choose. What’s the difference between a photo workshop, seminar and tour? Larry and Rick talk through the differences. Learn more about ROAM here: roamsearch.com
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67 min
December 31, 2018
091 Richard Bernabe - Rick interviews his friend and accomplished travel & wildlife photographer Richard Bernabe
Richard Bernabe has travelled the world capturing wildlife moments with his camera. In this show, Rick dives into Richard’s new book, Wildlife Photography – from First Principles to Professional Results. If you dream of becoming a world traveller and wildlife photography this show, and Richard’s book are for you. You will learn about exposure, composition, fill flash, lenses, accessories and much more. https://www.richardbernabe.com
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49 min
December 24, 2018
090 Unmesh Dinda - Rick Talks with the #1 Representative of the Next Generation of Photoshop Gurus
With a true gift for training, Photoshop, and social media engagement, Unmesh Dinda shows millions the way in Photoshop. In mid 2018 Larry and Rick were at Photoshop World and they were both especially impressed by one of the youngest instructors in Photoshop World history, Unmesh Dinda.  With his popular YouTube channel, Piximperfect, with nearly a million subscribers, Unmesh has garnered a well deserved following. https://www.youtube.com/piximperfect
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55 min
December 17, 2018
089 The Gear Show Episode with Rick & Larry
Rick and Larry talk gear and reveal why certain companies are podcast sponsors, and others were rejected. Every photographer out there is into gear to one degree or another, so Rick and Larry break down some of their gear insights, just in time for Christmas, and go off on the occasional tangent too. Be sure to visit PicturingSuccess.com for special links to gear we discussed.
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46 min
December 12, 2018
088 Ross Chevalier and Rick talk music and photography – Part II
Ross Chevalier, podcaster, musician, photographer, videographer and KelbyOne Community moderator, joins Rick for a serious, yet entertaining, talk about how their two passions – photography and music – work together to make them better at each craft. If you play an instrument, you will love this show. If you don’t, it may encourage you to pick up a guitar – or one, or two or more! http://thephotovideoguy.ca
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36 min
December 10, 2018
087 Ross Chevalier and Rick talk music and photography – Part I
Ross Chevalier, podcaster, musician, photographer, videographer and KelbyOne Community moderator, joins Rick for a serious, yet entertaining, talk about how their two passions – photography and music – work together to make them better at each craft. If you play an instrument, you will love this show. If you don’t, it may encourage you to pick up a guitar – or one, or two or more! http://thephotovideoguy.ca
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37 min
December 3, 2018
086 Larry Interviews Rick, Fresh from A Costa Rica Scouting Trip
Rick and Larry discuss all the things you wonder about when you see awesome wildlife shots from Costa Rica. Whenever Rick goes on a workshop or a workshop scouting trip, he posts images from the trip as close to real time as possible. So amazing howler monkeys and red-eyed leaf frogs were popping up all over Rick's social media and there are amazing stories behind the scenes that will entertain, engage and inform fellow photographers.
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55 min
November 30, 2018
085 Larry & Rick Talk Video for Photographers
Rick and Larry have both been on both sides of the camera and they deep dive into video this time around. As trainers and explainers, both Larry and Rick have been on camera for years. Pro and enthusiast still shooters can really benefit by adding video to their mix and today's show covers the ins-and-outs of how to be on camera, as well as how still shooters might consider adding video to their mix.
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46 min
November 26, 2018
084 Dr Eric Sherman talks with Rick about the Pain that nearly ended Rick's career and his life
Back in the early 1980s, Rick suffered from chronic back pain for a long, long time. After a back operation that was futile, Rick found Dr. John E. Sarno, author of numbers books, including Healing Back Pain - The Mind Body Connection. Dr. Sarno and his associates, including Dr. Sherman, literally saved Rick’s life – and have helped him live the life he wants to live. Link to Eric’s book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B4DFATS#reader_B00B4DFATS
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54 min
November 19, 2018
083 Clay Blackmore - Rick talks with fellow Canon Explorer of Light Clay Blackmore about how he runs a successful wedding and portrait business – and more
Today, wedding photography is more competitive than ever. You not only need to be a good photographer and videographer, you need to be a good businessperson – and perhaps most important, you need the customer to love you. Clay has mastered all of the above. Clay also talks about the photographers who have influenced his award-winning work that is sought out by many in the Washington, DC area. https://www.clayblackmore.com/
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47 min
November 12, 2018
082 Jeff Cable - From the Olympics to Africa to Costa Rica, Jeff shoots it all and Talks with Rick About it
Jeff Cable’s photo philosophy is similar to Rick’s. His specialty is not specializing! Photographing the Olympics, wildlife in Africa and Costa Rica and bar and bat mitzvah in California, Jeff does it all!  Jeff and Rick talk about the ups and downs of making pictures at the Olympics and on safari in Africa/Costa Rica and at bar and bat mitzvah in California. Blog: http://blog.jeffcable.com Photo tours at: http://www.jeffcable.com/phototours
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50 min
November 5, 2018
081 Steve Brazill v2.0 - Rock star photographer, pro radio host talks with Rick Sammon
Rock star photographer, pro radio host (one of the best in the business) and heck of a nice guy Steve Brazill returns to the podcast to talk about success – success beyond just making pictures. Steve, host of the super-popular “Behind the Shot” podcast, and Rick talk about the “Attributes of Success” – confidence, persistence, craziness, problem solving and communication – and how success means different things to different people. Portfolio http://stevebrazill.com
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50 min
October 29, 2018
080 Rick Sammon - Fresh from A Canyons Roadtrip
Rick is just back from shooting a workshop style class for Kelby One and he unpacks lots of lessons from the road. Larry and Rick unpack Rick's latest road trip that resulted in GORGEOUS images. Larry plays interviewer this time and Rick is the interviewee. Loads of discussions and you've got to check out Rick's portfolio from this trip here: http://ricksammon.com/canon-r-gallery/
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36 min
October 22, 2018
079 Don Carter - Rick interviews NANPA former president and excellent wildlife photographer Don Carter
Interviewed shortly after Rick and Don returned from the NANAP Celebration in Jackson Hold, WY. Rick and Don talk about the popularity of wildlife and landscape photography, and Don gives some insight into the benefits of joining NANPA, which includes attending events, receiving their newsletter and participating in on-going educational events. Links: NANPA.org and doncarterphotography.com
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34 min
October 18, 2018
078 Brandon Heiss from Westcott Talks Lighting and Gear with Larry
Brandon Heiss is a talented photographer and he's immersed in the photo industry. This time out he shares some great insights. Larry and Brandon have been friends for a lot of years because they both have been deeply involved in the photography industry. Brandon shares his path to his current position as Marketing Director with one of the most respected lighting companies on the planet, FJ Westcott.
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42 min
October 15, 2018
077 Levi Sim — Rick Interviews Levi Sim ­ a talented part of the Photo Focus team &­ a dude who is big on education and inspiration
Levi shares his thoughts on the importance of a personal project, running a small business, networking and developing a style. Levi stands out from the crowd at Photoshop World ­ not only because he is super talented, but because he is one of the best­ dressed instructors. It may sound funny, but Levi feels, as Rick does, that dressing up and showing up is half the battle. https://www.levisim.com/
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53 min
October 8, 2018
076 Troy Plota - The Man Behind Plotaverse Motion Art, Is Our Guest Today
Troy Christopher Plota is the person behind the motion art software called Plotaverse and Plotagraph.  Photographers are always looking for ways to stand out from the crowd and that's getting harder and harder to do. From his home base in Maui, Troy joins Larry for a conversation about the software and some of the experiences people are having when it comes to using this new approach to motion art. Plotaverseapps.com Troy's portfolio:  https://plotaverse.com/#!/profile/troychristopherplota
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41 min
October 1, 2018
075 Quil Lemons - Rick interviews the youngest – and one of the most talented and original guests we’ve had on the podcast
Today, many photographers try their hardest to be like other photographers. Quil Lemons is an exception. Quil follows his heart and creates images that actually come from the heart. Learn how this up and coming photographer uses his film, yes film, camera to create his art. Many photographers strive to get discovered, copying the work of others. Quil Lemons, does the opposite. He comes up with creative ideas and executes them exquisitely. Quil's social media is all @quillemons
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40 min
September 27, 2018
074 Brian Worley, working in the United Kingdom, is a Canon guru
He knows just about everything there is to know about Canon cameras, lenses and accessories. Even if you use another brand of camera, you’ll learn a lot from this interview with this high-tech photo maven. Afraid of speedlites? Fear not! Brian has some easy to follow tips for you. Need advice on choosing a lens. Brian helps there, too. He also talks about how newer lenses talk to newer cameras better than older cameras and lenses communicated. Website: https://www.p4pictures.com
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52 min
September 24, 2018
073 Nick Page is fast becoming one of the top landscape photographers in the country – and the world
Nick Page shoots from dawn well into the night, making images with impact. Rick sat down with Nick during Rick’s Oregon Coast Photo Caravan photo workshop. These two pros discuss how to make images with impact by selecting an interesting subject and by choosing the best camera settings. Rick and Nick also talk about why they use Photoshop more than Lightroom. www.nickpagephotography.com www.landscapephotographypodcast.com www.instagram.com/nickpagephotography www.youtube.com/nickpagephotography
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41 min
September 20, 2018
072 Fresh from a trip to Angola, pro photographer Piper Mackay talks about how to get great wildlife and people pictures while on safari in Africa
If you are a woman traveling alone, a guy traveling alone, or someone who likes to travel with a group, you will enjoy hearing Piper share her insights on traveling and running workshops in Africa. In this interview Piper talks about cultural sensitivity and connection with a subject. Some listeners may be surprised that Piper uses a speedlite for some of her wildlife photography. Piper also talks about the need to follow a country’s politics before leaving home. Web: www.pipermackayphotography.com
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50 min
September 17, 2018
071 Live from Portugal, Rick Interviews photographer, and KelbyOne Community moderator, Fernando Santos
Fernando shares his thoughts on how he stays motivated – and the need for change. Fernando talks about his love for landscape photography, long exposures, and a personal project inspired by the #MeToo movement. He also teases Rick about being on of the few photographers on the planet who actually uses Photoshop more than Lightroom. Website: www.fernandosantos.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/fernandoferreirasantos   @ fernandoferreirasantos Instagram: www.instagram.com/chickynando @chickynando
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48 min
September 13, 2018
070 Rock on David Bergman! Keep sharing those photo tips with music fans, like Rick!
Canon Explorer of Light David Bergman shares some photo tips and experiences from his photo shoots with some of today’s top rockers, like Bon Jovi. Before turning his efforts to music photography, David was a press photographer. David shares his tips on how you can get concert images. David also talks about making a picture and about speedlight photography. TW/IG: @davidbergman FB: DavidBergmanPhoto David Bergman • http://www.DavidBergman.net Live Concert Workshops: http://www.ShootFromThePit.com
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44 min
September 10, 2018
069 Rick interviews Daniel Gregory about critiquing one’s own work – which important for photographers at all levels and at all ages
Critiquing is one of Daniel Gregory’s passions. It’s also the topic of his latest KelbyOne class: The Craft of Photo Critiques. What makes a good picture? Is it color, subject, lighting and so on? In Rick’s interview, these two pros discuss how all the elements in a scene are important to making a good photograph. You'll learn about the language of picture, that is, reading a photograph. Rick & Daniel also talk about black and white photography and platinum printing. https://www.danieljgregory.com
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45 min
September 6, 2018
068 Jonathan Scott, the Big Cat Man, talks with Rick for the second time on our podcast
Jonathan Scott – host of Tales By Light on Netflix, artist, author, photographer, & more – is one of Rick’s photo heroes. These two pros talk about getting great pictures on safari and making the most out of one’s life. The interview goes behind just tech talk. In this interview you’ll see that Rick and Jonathan have a lot in common – stuff that they share in the hopes of you making better pictures …and making the most of your life. Be sure to visit: https://www.bigcatpeople.com/
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44 min
September 3, 2018
067 Cesar Rivera interviewed by the one and only Rick Sammon
Rick talks with photography instructor Cesar Rivera about technology, technique and more. Cesar Rivera heads up the New Way Photography Meet Up group in South Florida. Starting from scratch, the group now has more than 2000 members. In this episode Cesar offers advice on starting a meet-up group, as well as advice on working in Lightroom and Photoshop. Cesar's meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/new-way-photography/
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44 min
August 30, 2018
066 Rick interviews Jeremy Pollock about the ups and downs of drone photography
Fresh from flying his two drones in Rick’s backyard, Jeremy Pollock offers some tips on choosing and flying a drone. Jeremy Pollock is a multi-talented photographer. He shoots awesome pictures from a drone, does fashion and jewelry photography and has a full-time job. If you are looking to get into drone photography, you have come to the right place. You will also learn how this young and talented photographer juggles all the different aspects of his life. https://jeremypollack.net/
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43 min
August 27, 2018
065 Edward Greenberg and Jack Reznicki talk with Rick about the legal use of a photographer’s photographs on the internet
Jack and Ed are like having Walter White and Saul Goodman showing you how to come out on top when the big corporate media cartels try to take what’s yours and bury you. You’ll hear why in this interview. Rick asks this dynamic duo about registering photographs, copy right issues, the use of © in images, changes in registration and so-called “search and settle” agencies. Ed 's website: www.greenbergiplaw.com Jack's website: www.reznicki.com "The Copyright Zone" is available on Amazon
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41 min
August 24, 2018
064B BONUS - Dave Cross, Photoshop Expert talks with Larry about tips, tricks, and strategies for every level of learning
Master Photoshop Designer and trainer Dave Cross shares insights for learning Photoshop quickly and effectively. Photoshop is a big part of most photographers' workflows and Dave Cross is one of the best Photoshop trainers on the planet. Larry and Dave discuss strategies for clever ways to learn Photoshop and they unpack the concept of a "Non-Destructive Workflow." Photoshop users at every level will get something out of this interview. http://learningphotoshop.cc
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40 min
August 23, 2018
064 Rick interviews wedding, portrait, engagement photographer – and Canon Explorer of Light – Susan Stripling
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the work of one of today’s top wedding photographers. Also learn about Susan Stripling’s Wedding School. Susan Stripling has been named one of the Top 10 Photographers by American Photo magazine. She is also one of the top 20 Fearless Photographers. Susan started the Wedding School, an on-line education forum, and shoots about 45 weddings a year. If you want to learn about wedding photography, you have come to the right place. https://www.susanstripling.com
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46 min
August 20, 2018
063 Rick talks with Skylum’s US and China president Scott Bourne about Luminar, Aurora HDR, bird photography and more
If you love image processing – strait shots and HDR images – you’ll enjoy this podcast. Rick and Scott talk presets, and how to fine-tune a present for one-of-a-kind images. Rick and Scott have been in the photo industry for more than 40 years. In this episode these veteran photographers talk about how far we have come when it comes to processing our images – and how plug-ins and stand-alone programs like Luminar and Aurora can help to awaken the artist within. https://skylum.com
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43 min
August 16, 2018
062 Rick talks with Lewis Kemper about landscape photography, wildlife photography, photo processing and his workshops
Lewis Kemper is a master of light, capturing it and processing it. He worked with Ansel Adams and uses some of the same composition and processing technique he learned during his time with Ansel. Lewis Kemper shares his insight on visualizing the end-result – when he is photographing landscapes, wildlife, and one of Rick’s favorites, horses running on the beach. Lewis also talks about how he makes his images stand out on social media – as well as this pre-Ansel Adams days as a dishwasher…
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43 min
August 13, 2018
061 Rick talks with Jim Schmelzer about the indoor and outdoor lighting
If you shoot portraits, indoors or outdoors, you don’t want to miss Jim’s tips – and his 7 time-proving lighting set ups Learn about butterfly, loop, Rembrandt, Broad Rembrandt, Split Lighting and more from one of the top portrait photographers on the planet. If you have a $100 bill, take it out for this interview and learn about a cool lighting technique. Also go behind-the-scenes and hear Jim talk about he always gets the shots. http://elitefoto.com/
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46 min
August 9, 2018
060 Rick talks with Mike “Spike” Ince about night sky and focus stacking photography
Looking to make great night sky and close up pictures, you’ve come to the right place Spike met Rick on a photo workshop and they immediately became friends. Now Spike teaches night sky and close up photography on Rick’s workshops. He also helps out with camera and processing questions. Rick and Spike cover gear and techniques, as well as some basic Lightroom and Photoshop techniques. Mike's Website: https://mikeince.com/ Focus stacking:­ https://mikeince.com/focus­stacking­tutorial/
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40 min
August 6, 2018
059 Joel Grimes - A Rick Sammon Interview with a first class photographer and Photoshop artist
Often known for the "Joel Grimes look" for his composites, Joel is much more than you might think. In this episode, Rick interviews the awesome advertising photographer, Canon Explorer of Light and Westcott Top Pro Elite Joel Grimes. Rick and Joel talk about the new Joel Grimes Academy and Joel’s other teaching efforts. Take a listen ­ and hear about how Joel got the cover and major feature in Arizona Highways Magazine. Commercial Web Site: joelgrimes.com Blog: joelgrimesworkshops.com
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45 min
August 2, 2018
058 Victoria Pavlov - Rick interviews talented author, artist, and trainer
Victoria Pavlov is a talented photographer & digital artist ­who thinks, and Rick agrees, that though Photoshop and art the world can be a better place. In this interview Victoria share her thoughts on photography, digital art and painting and more. She also talks about her books & working on mobile devices. We think you’ll love this interview with another one of our friends. Victoria's website: http://www.pavlovphotography.com/ Her teaching website: https://everythingdigital.teachable.com/
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36 min
July 30, 2018
057 Inspiration with Rick & Larry
Rick brings his popular inspiration presentation to the podcast. Rick Sammon is in high demand as a speaker and trainer for just about everything photography related, and one of his popular live presentations is "How to Get Motivated and Stay Inspired."  In this episode Rick brings that presentation to life for podcast listeners in discussion form with Larry. There's a lot of great information for todays photographers who are looking for new insights to boost their own inspiration.
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49 min
July 26, 2018
056 Richard Harker — Rick talks with Richard about Arctic & Antarctica photography
Planning a trip to the Arctic or Antarctica? This inside information is just what you need. Richard Harker is a photography, Photoshop, Lightroom and iPhone expert – and a heck of a nice guy. He has spent 14 years as a photo coach on Abercrombie & Kent voyages around the world ­ in both the Arctic and Antarctica, as well as in Japan ­ on luxury ships. Rick and Richard cover the challenges of wildlife photograph and ice photography. RichardHarkerPhotography.com
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45 min
July 23, 2018
055 Gilmar Smith - Creative Portrait Photographer and Retoucher Spends time with Rick
From fun and quirky portraiture to creative insights, Gilmar Smith opens up and shares her craft. Gilmar (pronounced Hil-marrr) Smith (pronounced Smith) is full of fun and creativity. Rick met her at Photoshop World in Orlando, FL at her Route 66 booth and knew immediately that he had to have her on the show. Gilmar talks about how creates her unique style and how her personality comes though in her photography. Website: http://gilmarphotography.com
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42 min
July 19, 2018
054 Art Wolfe v2.0 - Rick Catches up with the World Renowned Photographer Art Wolfe for a second interview
This time Rick dives a little deeper into things like what makes a great picture. Art Wolfe is at the top of his game – as a wildlife, travel, people and nature photographer . . . and writer. We are honored to have Art back for a second time on our show. Art shares his insights on being a working pro – and working on seven books at one time. Art Wolfe Events & Workshops: https://events.artwolfe.com/
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40 min
July 16, 2018
053 Robert Vanelli - Rick Sammon interviews the multi-talented photographer and networking guru
Vanelli is a talented photographer, trainer, and entrepreneur and he shares valuable info for all kinds of shooters. Larry & Rick have both known Robert Vanelli for years and years and happily call him a friend. Then again, just about everybody who meets Vanelli is his friend instantly. He's a powerful personal networking expert. And he's on this episode because he's an accomplished, popular photographer and photography trainer, who's willing to share and teach what he knows.
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39 min
July 12, 2018
052 Peter Greenberg - Rick interviews the well-respected CBS News travel editor and gets insider tips
Peter Greenberg is the Travel Editor at CBS News. How cool is that! Cooler yet is that Peter is our guest for this episode. This travel guru offers expert advice on traveling nationally and internationally. You’ll hear that in addition to knowing his stuff, he’s also a funny, funny guy! https://petergreenberg.com/category/radio-show/
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31 min
July 9, 2018
051 Don Komarechka Up Close | An Interview with Rick Sammon
Rick interviews the “King of Close-Ups” for this episode of our podcast Don’s close-up work is fanciful, original, colorful and simply amazing. Learn how this young pro creates his close-up photo magic tricks in-camera, and well as in Photoshop. Learn about ring lights, true macro lenses, focus stacking, lighting, backgrounds and more. http://donkom.ca/ http://photogeekweekly.com/
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42 min
July 5, 2018
050 Expert Photographer Tony Corbell and Rick discuss great photography training insights, workshops, and more
Tony Corbell is a world-renowned photographer and truly nice guy who shares openly on this episode. Rick has known – and respected – Tony since the early 1980s. Tony is a master of studio lighting and natural lighting. He speaks all over the world, and leads awesome photo workshops. Hey If Rick can learn a lot from Tony, so can you!
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45 min
July 2, 2018
049 Erik Kuna shares Rocket Launch Photo Strategies with Larry
Erik Kuna may be VP of Operations at Kelby One, but he's gaining a big following for his rocket launch photography. Larry sat down with Erik Kuna to talk rocket launch photography and what goes into it. Erik shared everything from planning and special apps you'll want so you can get a good location, to techniques behind some of his most notable shots. Check out his rocket launch portfolios here: ErikKuna.com
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46 min
June 28, 2018
048 Ibarionex Perello
Rick gets some good – and candid – comments from his friend Ibarionex Perello, host of the Candid Frame podcast. Street photography and black-and white photography – and the importance of contrast and shadows – are the main topics of this interview. The Candid Frame Podcast
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41 min
June 25, 2018
047 Bob Sammon
Rick’s Brother Shares His Insights on Making Videos and Making Music Bob Sammon reveals some interesting Sammon family secrets – including one about editing Rick’s books. Play a musical instrument? Rick and Bob talk about what they learned in music and how it applies to photography. http://bobsammon.com
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39 min
June 21, 2018
046 Susan Todd & Andy Young
Dynamic Duo Makes Filmmaking a Family Affair — The producers, directors and writers of the new IMAX film, Backyard Wilderness, share their passion for filmmaking and nature – and having fun! Rick talks with his Emmy-award winning friends/neighbors about how they shot this amazing film. If you love digital filmmaking and nature films, you will love Rick’s interview.
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44 min
June 18, 2018
045 Larry Tiefenbrunn - Inventor of the PlatyPod
Hanging out with friends at Photoshop World 2018 in Orlando. Larry B and Larry T have been friends for years and Larry T has been a fan of Rick for years too. And these days we're all just good friends. So when we were all together at Photoshop World, we took a few minutes to talk about photography, inspiration, some great books, and of course, the PlatyPod.
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42 min
June 14, 2018
044 Glyn Dewis, Dave Clayton, Rick & Larry
Our UK friends from the "He Shoots, He Draws" podcast joined us at Photoshop World for a great conversation. Glyn Dewis and Dave Clayton are a couple of talented and really funny professionals from England. They were in Orlando with us for Photoshop World 2018, since they're instructors too. And you'll be able to hear from the interaction, that we all respect each other and poke fun too. Hope you enjoy listening in on this conversation.
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49 min
June 11, 2018
043 Giving A Photography Presentation
Rick and Larry share all kinds of insights for giving a great presentation. Having been on stage hundreds and hundreds of times each, Rick and Larry have some solid insights about how to connect with the crowd, how to set and maintain good energy, how to establish credibility, and more.
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23 min
June 7, 2018
042 Harun Mehmedinovic - An Interview with Rick & Harun
Starry Starry Night with Harun Mehmedinović Digital night photography is relatively easy – but finding the best spot to shoot and getting there often is not. In this episode, Rick talks with night sky expert Harun Mehmedinović about his work and his awesome Skyglow project. https://skyglowproject.com
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34 min
June 4, 2018
041 Richard Bernabe — Making a Workshop Work for You
Photo Workshops always work better if you know 'best practices' Rick talks with top photo pro, and fellow KelbyOne instructor, Richard Bernabe about making a workshop work for you. If you are planning a photo workshop, you have come to the right place. www.richardbernabe.com
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51 min
May 31, 2018
040 Ron Clifford turns the Tables and Interviews Rick Sammon
It’s the Ron and Rick Show – all about a photo safari! Ron Clifford is back on our podcast, but this time he is interviewing Rick! Ron asks Rick about what it’s like going on safari – because Ron is going on his first-ever safari. Ron and Rick talk photo gear, clothing, medicine and more.
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48 min
May 29, 2018
039 Linda Marshall & Rick Sammon — Can Meditation Help Your Photography?
Linda Marshall Shares Mindful Insights with Rick Sammon. We all know that mediation can play a key role in the happiness – and calmness – of our lives. In this episode, Rick talk with his friend, photo workshop participant and mediation specialist Linda Marshall about how mediation can enhance your life and your photography. Ommmmmmmmmm.
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34 min
May 24, 2018
038 Picturing Success Talks Tech with Victor Abyad
Rick is the first to admit he is not a tech guy, unlike Larry who knows his tech. In this episode, Rick talks tech with one of his recent Africa photo safari participants – Victor Abyad. Rick and Victor discuss some of the latest photo tech trends, innovations and changes.
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39 min
May 21, 2018
037 The Zuckerberg Philosophy
Rick & Larry expand on Rick's Blog Post about Mark Zuckerberg's Founders Letter. Rick recently posted on his blog, that he believes, "what we learn in one field can help us in another field." Larry & Rick dive into 5 points from Mark Zuckerberg's 2012 Founders Letter and explore how applying each of these 5 principles to photography, can help us grow as photographers.
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30 min
May 17, 2018
036 It's Not Easy Having Fun
Looking at the fun times and success of others, there's a lot that happens behind the scenes. This time Rick and Larry talk about some of the necessary prep work that has to happen before you can have fun.  Sure, the podcast is about photography, but this episode is for everybody! It's a little bit of motivation, inspiration, and real world advice designed to help ANYBODY get to the point where they can have more fun.
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22 min
May 14, 2018
035 Self Promotion Tools and Techniques for Photographers
Rick and Larry break down how writing books, blogs, and more can help you get noticed. While Larry has written a few books about cameras and electronics, Rick has a collection of 37 titles to his name with hundreds of thousands of books sold. Rick and Larry spend this episode discussing how writing helps photographers tell the world about their work and get noticed.  Even if all you ever write are blog posts, this episode has some solid insights for photographers.
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29 min
May 10, 2018
034 Steve Wellmeier and Rick Sammon offer Arctic and Antarctica Photo Tips
In this episode Rick talks with Steve Wellmeier, Managing Director of Poseidon Expeditions, North American office, about how professional photographers can get professional quality photographs while traveling on expedition ships.  Rick gives tips on telling a story, photographing birds, using filters, photographing from a Zodiac, processing and downloading.  Rick and his wife Susan will be the photo coaches on the Poseidon Expedition “Highlights to the High Arctic” cruise in 2019.
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35 min
May 7, 2018
033 Rick Sammon, after a month in Africa, talks workshops and OCD
Fresh from his month long trip to Africa, Rick Sammon shares a load of new insights and some OCD. OCD has a definition that's widely known and that has nothing to do with the new definitions Rick has for his Africa workshop OCD observations. Besides being a little silly and sharing his new take on OCD terms, Rick shares valuable information for photographers at every level. And of course you'll want to visit Rick's website for a look at recent pics and workshop destinations.
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41 min
May 3, 2018
032 Deanne Fitzmaurice - Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer interview with Larry Becker
Deanne Fitzmaurice is a Nikon Ambassador, one of the founders of Think Tank Photo, and a Pulitzer Prize winner. Larry asked Deanne about her art and her passion… photography. Deanne shares about how she views a scene or a subject and how, as a photo journalist, she does very little post processing. She tries to get unique angles and interesting subjects to make her images as compelling as possible.
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51 min
April 30, 2018
031 Lightroom and Other Software Battles
Back before Rick headed to Africa for a month long workshop, Rick & Larry talked about an editorial about Lightroom. That conversation went down the path to discussing some misconceptions about "broken" software and what kinds of solutions certain pros use and others avoid. Rick mentioned a great resource for managing your plugins when you upgrade and here's the link: https://www.knowhowtransfer.com/how-to-update-to-ps-cc-2018-keeping-your-plugins-and-fixing-the-panel-downsizing-issue/
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35 min
April 26, 2018
030 Kevin Newsome - An interview with a pro photographer and true business professional
Larry Becker interviews Kevin Newsome who is not only a working professional photographer with more than 30 years as a studio owner, he is someone who constantly evolves to keep his work relevant. Larry interviews Kevin and discovers how he looks at the overall pro photography marketplace and finds ways to get paying clients when the competition is so tough. Many long-timers are burning out but Kevin is burning BRIGHT!
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53 min
April 23, 2018
029 Criticisms Good & Bad
Critiques are an integral part of the photographic community and learning so you can grow as a photographer. In this episode Rick & Larry dive into the topic of photo critiques and how to give and get good criticism. Along the way, Rick and Larry discuss the types of criticism that should be ignored and types of criticism that should be sought. https://www.viewbug.com/ https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209704993736201&set=a.1028307682545.3356.1670932884&type=3&theater
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